Tollway board approves toll hike

12:10 p.m. CDT, August 25, 2011

Tollway board member Bill Morris of Grayslake was the lone no vote in the tollway rate increase. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune)
By Richard Wronski Tribune reporter

The Illinois Tollway board today approved a plan that would nearly double tolls to pay for an ambitious $12.1 billion program of expanding and building highways.

  • Paula Wolff Chair
  • James J. Banks Director
  • George Pradel Director
  • Carl O. Towns Director
  • Thomas Canham Director
  • Bill Morris Director
  • Tom Weisner Director
  • Maria N. Saldaña Director

To contact a Board Member:
Illinois Tollway
2700 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(630) 241-6800 ext. 1101

Basic I-Pass toll rates would rise from 40 cents to 75 cents, with those who use cash continuing to pay double what I-Pass users do.

The vote was 7-1, with Bill Morris of Grayslake the lone no vote. The increase will go into effect Jan. 1.


One comment

  1. Marilynn Sieradzki

    Thank you to Bill Morris for his No Vote. I was around when the tollway system was created and trusted that it would be paid off in 30 years. That along with many other lies have got to stop. I have an IPASS and will continue but what do you do with the interest you earn on my money until I use it.
    Money management is a requirement for everyone, please try and do so.